´With 754 kilometers of routes and trails, the Silvretta Bike Arena with Ischgl, Galtür, Kappl, and See is one of the top spots in the Alps. On 28 routes and 7 trails, you are in good hands as an Endurist as well as an E-Mountainbiker. Up with the train, down with the bike: the lifts in Ischgl also run in summer. On the trail net in Paznaun/Ischgl, there is something for every mountain biker. In this collection, we introduce you to eleven great tours and trails in the region.
Our tip: the smuggler's trail
Experience borders and duty-free shopping on old smuggler paths along the border to Switzerland. At over 2,700 m, the trail continues along the ridge to the Salaaser Kopf. From now on the downhill part to Alp Trider Sattel begins. We continue with downhill fun over the Trail Trider Sattel to Alp Trida. Alternatively, the Duty-Free Ride Laret-Samnaun offers itself for an extension with Duty-Free Shopping fun in Samnaun.
For pleasure bikers and gourmets
As a pleasure biker, you will find your luck on many short, easy to medium-difficulty round tours, such as the idyllic 13-kilometer Zeinissee Circuit. Gourmets will find what they are looking for with the Heidelberg Hut Tour and the Friedrichshafen Hut: In each hut, you can indulge yourself with a different dish - created innovatively by top international chefs and made down to earth from regional ingredients. Takeaway recipes are included!
Compete with the mountain bike elite
Do you want to go up against a pro? At the legendary Ischgl Ironbike, one of the toughest and most demanding mountain bike races in Europe, this is exactly what is possible. You'll find all info here ischglironbike.com.
This short round is perfect for discovering the Galtür area - whether on a conventional mountain bike or an e-mountain bike. With a bit of extra power, you can almost fly up the mountain and enjoy the great views of the valley and on top of the Zeinissee all the more. If you do not have one, but would like to try out an e-bike, you can simply borrow one at the bike shops in Galtür.
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The Heidelberger Hütte is the ultimate biker destination in Ischgl: Hundreds of transalp bikers cycle up here every day in summer from Ischgl to then reach the Engadine via the Fimber Pass. If you want to work out, you take the steep asphalt ramp along the Fimbabach, otherwise the cable car to the middle station. From here the driveway becomes much flatter, before that it is grueling steep.
On this tour, you can collect a few meters - and reward yourself royally! Because after the climb in the Medrigalm a delicious refreshment awaits you and of course a fantastic view. Then you have the choice: If you still have enough power, it is worth a detour to the Ascherhütte. Otherwise you can look forward to the flowing descent back to the lake, which you can crown with a dip in the cool bathing lake.
In the summer of 2018, another highlight will be in the Paznaun region: the newly-built Flimjoch Trail will start at the Flimjochbahn mountain station at its full height of 2,757 meters, ending at the Restaurant Idalp at 2,320 meters. In between lies 2.5 kilometers and around 440 meters of the finest flow trail fun. The trail is the latest addition to the 1,000-kilometer-long MTB route network around Ischgl.